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What Should Be in Your Car’s Emergency Kit

Have you experienced a flat tire or had your car die on the road? Situations like these are common among drivers. Although they are out of our control, there are measures to help those situations be less stressful.

It all begins with knowing how to do the basics with the necessary tools at your disposal. Morgantown Mitsubishi recommends putting together an emergency kit for your vehicle. This kit will cater to your needs as a driver, which is why the kit will vary from person to person.

With safety as the primary goal, here are 10 basic items to include in your kit:

  • Spare Tire
    Usually a spare tire is included in your vehicle. If so, check the condition of the tire. If you don’t have a spare tire, our service center technicians can help you find the best option.

  • Jack
    With the differences in jacks, opt for one that will make changing a tire a smooth process.

  • Towing Rope
    Take the towing capability of your vehicle into account when selecting a rope. The diameter differences will determine if it will serve its purpose or not.

  • Engine Oil
    Having a quart of oil handy is a good idea to top off your oil if it’s needed immediately.

  • Jumper Cables
    Loss of power? These will come in good use but what about when there isn’t a vehicle in sight? There is a self-option available.

  • Flashlight
    We recommend having extra batteries or a rechargeable option.

  • Tools
    Put together a toolbox with the most common car tools. You can’t overdo it here. There is no such thing as too many tools.

  • Food
    Keeping small, snack sized nonperishables to shorten hunger during waiting periods can help with your stress and discomfort if you’re stranded.

  • First Aid Kit
    Avoid infections or keep an injury to a minimum with the right necessities.

  • Fire Extinguisher
    They might need to be used in a car accident. Add one to your kit but know how to use it.

It’s easy to get into unexpected situations but it’s not always easy to get out of them. Depending on the circumstance, you need to be able to help yourself!

If you need help or have questions about putting an emergency kit in your car, contact us at 304-244-4505. We’d be happy to review these items with you and suggest additional options.